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Journal of Social Work


eISSN: 1741296X | ISSN: 14680173 | Current volume: 24 | Current issue: 3 Frequency: Bi-monthly

Journal of Social Work is indexed by the Social Science Citation Index, Journal Citation Report-Social Science edition, and Current Contents Connect-Social & Behavioural Sciences edition. Coverage started with v.8(1) 2008.

The Journal of Social Work is a forum for the publication, dissemination and debate of key ideas and research in social work. The journal aims to advance theoretical understanding, shape policy, and inform practice, and welcomes submissions from all areas of social work.

In addition to longer articles, the Journal of Social Work publishes occasional shorter 'think pieces': reports of research in progress, comments on previously published articles, and analyses of current and topical practice, policy and theory.

"Since its inception in 2001 the Journal of Social Work has become an indispensable resource for both social work academics and practitioners. The articles it has published over the years are of a high academic standard and, having established its reputation as one of the leading journals in the field, there is no doubt that it will continue to serve as a focus for critical debates about issues facing social workers everywhere. It deserves to be widely consulted." James Midgley, University of California at Berkeley

"The requirement for social care policy and practice to be based on evidence has never been greater or more necessary. This journal presents an invaluable opportunity for a broad based debate on the evidence and its implications for policy and practice." David Behan, Director of Social Services, Greenwich Council, UK

"This journal is a welcome addition to the field. It has an international editorial board which should enrich the variety of manuscripts included." Eileen Gambrill, University of California at Berkeley

"The Journal of Social Work is a welcome addition to the small number of quality journals that address the general concerns of social work. The articles it has published so far have, in fact, addressed a range of important issues of global concern." William J. Reid, The University at Albany, State University of New York

This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics

The Journal of Social Work is a forum for the publication, dissemination and debate of key ideas and research in social work. The journal aims to advance theoretical understanding, shape policy, and inform practice, and welcomes submissions from all areas of social work.

 

Articles

The Journal of Social Work publishes both articles reporting empirical research and theoretical articles that:

 

  • promote, debate and analyse current themes and issues in social work theory, research, policy and practice
  • encourage the publication and development of key aspects of social work within the evolving context of social work
  • embrace a broad definition of social work and social care
  • are at the interface of the human service professions
  • have international significance
  • reflect the diversity of social work

The Journal of Social Work does not prioritise articles that focus on:

  • clinical social work based on single case studies
  • social work education

given that there are strong outlets elsewhere that specifically publish this type of research.

Critical Forum

In addition to longer articles, the Journal of Social Work publishes occasional shorter reports of research in progress, comments on previously published articles, and analyses of current and topical practice, policy and theory.

This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics.

Editor-in-Chief
Steven M Shardlow Keele University, UK
Editors
Haluk Soydan University of Southern California, USA
Charlotte Williams Bangor University, UK
Review Editor
Barbra Teater City University of New York, USA
Editorial Board
Honglin Chen University of Eastern Finland, Finland
Chaitali Das Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Jane Maidment Canterbury University, New Zealand
Jonathan Scourfield Cardiff University, UK
Danielle Turney Queen’s University, Northern Ireland, UK
Idit Weiss-Gal Tel Aviv University, Israel
Sarah Wendt Flinders University, Australia
  • Abi/inform
  • Academic Search Premier
  • Applied Social Sciences Index & Abstracts (ASSIA)
  • Business Source Corporate
  • CD-ROM - International Bibliography of Book Reviews of Scholarly Literature in the Humanities and Social Sciences
  • CD-ROM - International Bibliography of Book Reviews of Scholarly Lterature on the Humanities and Social S
  • CareData
  • Caredata Abstracts - Online
  • Caredata CD
  • Caredata CD (Discontinued)
  • Criminal Justice Abstracts
  • Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature CINAHL
  • Current Contents / Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Current Contents/ Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • EBSCO: Violence & Abuse Abstracts
  • Family & Society Studies Worldwide
  • Family Index
  • Family Index Database
  • IBZ: International Bibliography of Periodical Literature
  • IBZ: International Bibliography of Periodical Literature in the Humanities and Social Sciences
  • International Bibliography of Book Reviews of Scholarly Literature in the Humanities and Social Sciences
  • International Bibliography of Book Reviews of Scholarly Literature on the Humanities and Social Sciences
  • International Bibliography of the Social Sciences
  • Journal Citation Reports Social Sciences
  • Journal Citation Reports/Social Sciences Edition
  • Journal of Social Work Practice
  • MasterFILE Premier
  • Online - International Bibliography of Book Reviews of Scholarly Literature in the Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Online - International Bibliography of Book Reviews of Scholarly Literature on the Humanities and Social
  • PsycINFO
  • Psychological Abstracts
  • Research Alert
  • SocINFO
  • Social Care Online
  • Social SciSearch
  • Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI)
  • Social Services Abstracts
  • Social Work Abstracts
  • Sociofile
  • Sociological Abstracts
  • e-Psyche (Ceased)

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